In The News: Musician Not Taking Summer Off

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Summer is often a time for travel and life-changing experiences. This summer, one high school musician will encounter both.

Trumpet player Derek Weidenthal, a rising Bob Jones High senior, is traveling and competing with Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps. The group is based out of Jacksonville State University and is part of Drum Corps International, an association of corps from across the country and around the world.

DCI describes itself as "Marching Music’s Major League." Drum corps are similar to marching bands except they contain no woodwind instruments. Division I corps such as Spirit are comprised of 135 members, including brass, percussion and color guard.

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Posted by on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007. Filed under DCI World.